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Celebration for Bradford athletes’ success at Special Olympics
9:00am Thursday 3rd October 2013 in News
The achievements of a group of disabled athletes from Bradford were celebrated at a reception with the city’s Lord Mayor last night.
Councillor Khadim Hussain welcomed and congratulated the athletes at City Hall who competed in the 2013 Special Olympic Games in Bath.
The Bradford team, which consisted of 24 athletes and six coaches, won 32 medals – seven gold, 12 silver and 13 bronze. Coun Hussain pointed out that their haul was more than Leicester’s, and was achieved with fewer participants. He added: “I am very proud of them.
“People who are classed as disabled have many talents, and this achievement is proof of that.” John Coulton, sports facilities manager at Bradford Council, added: “It is a fantastic. They always do really well.” Also, the Bradford Disability Sport and Leisure (BDSL) organisation was last night presented with a cheque for £10,000 from Bradford-based Sovereign Healthcare. Sovereign has been a sponsor of BDSL’s work for a number of years.